Tag Archives: #commschat

Stranger than fiction

What do you think of if you think about PR and communication people? If you are outside the industry would you have a different reference point? If you have never met anyone who works in the business who would come … Continue reading

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Thinking ahead

Crisis communication seems to be something that I think about on a weekly basis. After almost 20 years in police communication there is rarely a month goes by when there isn’t some form of emergency or critical incident. It is … Continue reading

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A moment of clarity

This has been an exceptionally busy year and an unbelievable couple of months which have created huge demands on the team. I have been caught up in things and work has become even more critical to my life. Now I … Continue reading

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Success or failure?

Everyone wants to be a winner. We all want to achieve success in what we do and to be making a real difference by the activity. As professional communicators this desire to be right all the time, and to take … Continue reading

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Back to basics but on target

How important is it to produce communication that is both targeted at a specific audience and easily understood by that audience? For me this is such a critical part of the work of the communicator and so often the two … Continue reading

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The joy of public sector communication

I had a great opportunity tonight to talk about a subject I love – my work in public sector communication. The regularly weekly #commschat was given over to the discussion about what makes public sector communication different, challenging and enjoyable … Continue reading

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Networking or a good conversation?

It was an interesting Twitterchat tonight under the #commschat hashtag which discussed networking. Like many, I don’t like the term networking as it reminds me of events where people are looking to find other people that they think will be … Continue reading

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Back to school?

The results of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) State of the Profession Survey for 2013/2014 revealed some interesting results. Of course there was a lot about salaries and redundancies, as well as the issues of concern to both … Continue reading

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Does recognition really matter?

I was involved in an interesting Twitter discussion tonight considering communication and social media. As the conversation, under the hashtag #commschat, developed the discussion moved to whether awards were important or not. There were a range of views but it … Continue reading

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Twitter – publicity or engagement?

In the past few days I read the interesting paper from Jeremy Crump analysing what the police are doing on Twitter. It charts the developments that have taken place since 2008 when the first police forces in the UK started … Continue reading

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